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Old 02-08-2012, 07:25 AM   #1
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
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Oh, by the way, something I've been meaning to ask you: are you running a four link in the rear?

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Old 02-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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not sure yet, As of right now, yes I am a 4 link rear. will be 3 link when i get around to it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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my whole set up is always evolving. I am ditching the 35s and going to 37s on beadlocks. changing spring rates (going softer) and adding hydraulic bumpstops.. also finally going to put in my rear spring retainers. Other odds and ends I have had laying around such as draglink flip, front trackbar relocation, skidplate system and 1310 driveshafts are going to be getting installed as well.. My main reason for going with new wheel is I am switching to 5x5.5 lug pattern (wheel adapters) so I dont have to buy new wheels when I go to dana 60s. I figure I am going to switch to them as the D44s check out. 37 inch tires are pushing the reliability of D44s with 5:38 gears, at least when you expect what I do out of them.
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my whole set up is always evolving. I am ditching the 35s and going to 37s on beadlocks. changing spring rates (going softer) and adding hydraulic bumpstops.. also finally going to put in my rear spring retainers.

Tired of popping your springs back in?


Other odds and ends I have had laying around such as draglink flip, front trackbar relocation, skidplate system and 1310 driveshafts are going to be getting installed as well..

I've been wondering how you were going to get past the 35's.

My main reason for going with new wheel is I am switching to 5x5.5 lug pattern (wheel adapters) so I dont have to buy new wheels when I go to dana 60s. I figure I am going to switch to them as the D44s check out. 37 inch tires are pushing the reliability of D44s with 5:38 gears, at least when you expect what I do out of them.
Smart, then when you go to the 60's you'll be all set to pop on a set of 40's

Oh, BTW, when you trash your 44's can I have the pieces? I'm thinking of building some hybrids...
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... will be 3 link when i get around to it.
What, don't you have enough drop yet?
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that is the plan, be as ready for 60s as possible so when failure happens It wont be as painful. Depending what fails if you want what ever may be left I will give you a shout.
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What, don't you have enough drop yet?
mainly for tuning anti-squat and a smoother flex, plus i like the geometry better.
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mainly for tuning anti-squat and a smoother flex, plus i like the geometry better.
Aren't your upper frame brackets drilled for tuning antisquat?

The flex I can understand, but won't you be trading it for clearance at full compression?
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Not really, the center on the 3 link is at a true 90degree angle to the axle. no force is transmitted in to a side load. as far as giving up clearance, not with lifts over 3 inches and proper bump stops. the bracket is about 3 inches over the top of the diff.
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Ok, so you are going to be more concerned with roll axis than anti squat. And as far as clearance goes you will only be about an inch higher than what I would have on a four link.
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i dont see the need for a jk to go over 4 inches of lift. with flat fenders and a little triming here and there you can run 40s. I have done a triangulated four link on a tj before, works great. personally I think a 35 on about 3-4 inches of lift on a tj with its short wheelbase is a very good mix for some extreme trails. I think the up travel has to be limited a little with that set up. the Mtr 35 is more of a 34 inch tire.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:30 AM   #13
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Yeah, that's why I am planning out a four link for mine. Getting rid of the track bar really helps on the compression side and if it is set up correctly a four link can be very civilized on the road. Oh, I keep meaning to ask, is the rim size on those MTR's 16 or 17?
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